From the Onion

23 Jun

News in Brief


Americans Pool Together $945.23 To Counteract Corporate Money’s Influence In Politics

June 22, 2012 | ISSUE 48•25

WASHINGTON—Spurred into action by the surge of Super PAC donations ahead of November’s general election, the American people this week collectively managed to raise $945.23 to offset the influence of corporate spending on politics. “Today we take a stand against big money’s stranglehold on the U.S. electoral system and give a voice back to the voters,” said spokesman Danny Bader, an unemployed carpenter who scraped together $1.10 as part of the effort to counteract the unlimited number of undisclosed independent expenditures corporations are legally allowed to make. “With these funds, we will print some pamphlets and hopefully get a website up, and we will send a clear message that billions in shadowy spending will not buy this election.” At press time, the American people were struggling to raise an additional $65 for another dozen T-shirts.

Posted by on June 23, 2012 in Economy, Humor, Politics


2 responses to “From the Onion

  1. Paul Phillips

    June 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    This made my day! Too funny!

  2. h2dog

    June 23, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Love me some onion!


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